A new member of the Barrister family
The new ‘Barrister in Wonderland’ is the latest arrival to the Barrister’s Book Chamber family https://barristersbookchamber.com. It is entirely dedicated to children’s books all stocked in the new, cosy premises. You will find it in rural North Notts https://www.northnotts.co.uk/. But this is not your average high street shop. This member of the family-run business only sells books for kids -in a very imaginative way. ‘The Barrister in Wonderland’ sits on a busy thoroughfare. It is bright, fun and instantly welcoming. The perfect place to get lost with a new find.
So many children’s books
The ‘Barrister in Wonderland’ is at 66 Carol Gate in the heart of the historic market town of Retford. As you might guess from its name, it reflects the classic story. It is an adventure inside and out. This is an independent bookshop that specialises in only children’s books. It aims to appeal to inquisitive minds.
My own secret hiding place
The ‘Barrister’s Book Chamber’ itself arrived on the Retford high street eighteen months ago. However, since then I have taken many friends and family to visit this ‘book shop with a tea shop’. It is my ‘meeting place’ of choice. There are nooks and crannies in which to get cosy with a cup of tea and a piece of cake… the cakes, well that’s a whole blog on its own! So, I was very eager to meet the newest addition to the Barrister family.
A real delight
This little gem is full of fun artwork, it covers every available surface. A tea party is the centre of the window display… and also on the ceiling inside! It is a sight to behold. Children of all ages will be completely entranced. There is even a ‘grassy’ area for kids to sit and sample new stories. See if you can find the White Rabbit disappearing into a hole with his pocket watch. I promise he is there but not quite where you might expect to find him.
Story book wall
An entire wall is filled with story books, both new and second-hand. There is a ‘Young Reader’ section too with easy to find books all sorted alphabetically by author. Board books for tinies for as little as £1. Arranged around the counter are vintage and classic story books and annuals. Then there is a reference or non-fiction section with history, science, maths, cookery, crafts… and of course, a teen fiction section.
Souvenirs of the visit
Unique book-marks, page markers, story blocks and lots more can be purchased at pocket-money prices. A nice reminder of a visit to a very special little book shop.
Open to suggestions
The ‘Barrister in Wonderland’ is a children’s bookshop with a difference. The staff loves kids and kids’ books. The manager, Laura, is keen to form relationships with local schools. She would like to hear what her visitors want and will be led by them. Events will be very much driven by what her customers want.
Inspiration for young minds
This bookshop is completely child-friendly and is bound to inspire and entertain young readers. It is jam-packed with brilliant characters, tall tales and wonderful stories. The perfect place to get lost together in a book.
Something for every child
There are bright displays to entice young readers to choose their next read, from board books for babies, to thrillers for teens. As a result there’s an eclectic collection with something for every child.
The ‘Barrister in Wonderland’ is home to some of the cleverest, bookish decor you’ve ever seen. It is easy to navigate and there’s plenty of space to browse. Kids will love to explore the shelves and hand-pick their new favourite character.
A comprehensive selection
This is a treasure trove of children’s books. A boutique that has almost every genre of book to inspire young ones to dive into a story. The in-the-know booksellers are eager to recommend the perfect story, which is sure to encourage a love of reading – in even the most reluctant of readers.
A veritable treasure trove
This magical emporium is full of second-hand and new wares. Vintage finds and treasures just waiting to be discovered. It is exactly what it says above the door – a wonderland of books just for kids. Perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in some classic and well-loved tales – at a pocket-money price!
I can’t wait to see the look on the faces of my little ones when I take them to visit. This is definitely something to do with the grandkids https://thegrandparenthub.com/ when you visit North Notts https://www.innorthnotts.co.uk/